Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, December 10
The suspense over the last election result for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) got over on Thursday when the State Election Commission (SEC) announced the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) candidate victorious in the Neredmet division.
The counting of votes had taken place on Wednesday following clearance of the Telangana High Court.
TRS candidate Meena Upender Reddy was declared elected with a majority of 782 votes over her nearest rival Prasanna Naidu of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The counting of votes in Neredmet was taken up on December 4 along with the votes polled in all 150 divisions of GHMC. However, the result was withheld as there were 544 ballots with different markings. The TRS candidate was leading with 504 votes but as there were more ballots with different markings, SEC withheld the result as per the directions of the High Court.
The High Court had directed SEC on December 4 that if the number of votes with different marks exceed the majority, the result should be withheld.
With the victory in Neredmet, TRS’ tally in GHMC has gone up to 56. BJP won 48 seats, All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) 44 and Congress two.